"Recently bought this to install some solid wood worktops in a kitchen. Had spent a while reviewing several products but opted for Makita as I have already got a huge selection of drills, drivers, chop saws, jigsaws, etc by Makita and am extremely happy with the brand to date.
So........ it was advertised as £329.00 (or there abouts) in store price was £279.00) (around that mark) so good start, not sure if it was on offer at the time though!!!
Used it straight away and was happy with the following
- cable length really good - very powerful with good stability and comfort grips to allow ease of use. -quiet compared to my last router. - the amount of adjustment available for different depths. -good safety guard as I had a large knot in the wood that went shooting across the room after hitting the guard.
- No bush or cutter, Seriously at nearly £300.00 would it hurt to chuck in a ten pound router and bush, you cant use it without it so I had to make a second trip to Screwfix.
-No dust extract option on the tool, Which is well annoying when you have six worktops to cut and only a dust pan and brush to hand !!!!!
-No carry case- the most annoying thing, comes in a cardboard box with no real protection inside whilst storing the tool or transporting it around. I have invested in a plastic box and some polystyrene (cut to size) to store the tool on a more permanent basis.
Overall, A good tool from Makita. Thumbs up, (just be aware that there is no bush/cutter provided, no dust extract and no decent carry case."
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Review 2 for Makita RP1801X/2 ½" Plunge Router 240V
"I bought this back in January in place of a Trend model that was out of stock (needed it quickly on the day for a job working away) and have used it mostly since hand held in the workshop, using jigs and guide bushings for all kinds of cabinet work in a variety of hardwoods, softwoods and MDF, including cutting worktops.
Very powerful motor. Cuts steadily, quickly and consistently and although noisy, vibration is minimal. Has a good, long cable (230v model).
On the down side, the trigger's 'safety' catch also serves to lock the motor, but I tend to find that the trigger has a tendency to lock 'on' unintentionally most of the time, making it difficult to cut the motor in an emergency. This lock feature, however, is an advantage when working on a router table.
Accessories: A good, sturdy fence; a plastic dust extraction adapter (inevitably with a nozzle not compatible with my extraction unit's hose) and a 1/4" collet adapter was supplied, but nothing else.
A case and a couple of cutters wouldn't have gone amiss!"